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October 7, 2011 > Walk to end global poverty

Walk to end global poverty

Submitted By Ms. KausarMohammed

On October 9, over 800 participants are expected to walk to end global poverty in the third annual Partnership Walk at Central Park in Fremont. The San Francisco Partnership Walk is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia.

San Francisco's 2010 Walk raised over $150,000 and is expected to raise more this year. 100% of the funds raised at Partnership Walk go directly to projects sponsored by the Foundation; not a cent is spent on administration.

The Walk features lively entertainment and activities for all ages to celebrate the diversity of world cultures. One of the most inspiring features of Partnership Walk is the culturally diverse music, arts, dance and food from countries where the Aga Khan Foundation is active. People of all different ages and cultures will come together for a show that will include dance performances, a fashion show, and creative skits.

Partnership Walk events will be held in nine major U.S. cities this year. Since 1995, PartnershipsInAction activities including the annual Partnerships Walk and Golf tournaments have attracted over 350,000 participants and raised $42 million for poverty alleviation projects supported by AKF USA. Participants help communities in some of the poorest areas of Africa and Asia to create self-help solutions to lift themselves out of poverty. Contributions make a tremendous impact in creating opportunities for girls in Afghanistan to go to school, for farmers in Mali to feed their families, and for mothers in India to lead healthy lives.

To learn more about the event and register, volunteer, become a sponsor, or make a donation, visit www.partnershipsinaction.org/walk.

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